ECM File Formats
What's in this chapter?
- Working with living documents
- Installing and configuring Office Web Apps
- Archiving living documents
- Searching archived documents
You've made it past the main course and into dessert. Our hope is that you'll enjoy this part of the book as much as you do apple pie or whatever your favorite binge happens to be. Although you've made it past some of the specific ECM feature-focused categories of the book, this chapter should prove valuable as we dive into the ECM file formats.
ECM documents can typically be grouped in one of two categories: either living or archived. The differences between the two, knowing when to move from living to archived, and knowing how to convert documents for long-term preservation (remember the ECM components from Chapter 1?) are important aspects of ECM processes. By the end of this chapter, you should be comfortable with these concepts.
Another component of ECM is delivery, and this chapter discusses searching and viewing possibilities for the different document formats. Understanding iFilters for archived documents is also important so that users can find these documents. The new Office Web Apps are part of the viewing strategy, so this chapter briefly covers them too, discussing both installation and configuration options.
It's Alive — Your Document, That Is
Okay, it may not be literally living, but those documents that move throughout your ECM system, being edited, getting approved, and sometimes ...